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News in Brief 17 April 2023


  • UN chief calls for accountability over deaths of WFP employees in Sudan violence
  • Russia: UN rights chief appeals for release of opposition figure
  • States must apply international law to address growing displacement crisis: top rights expert
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News in Brief 05 April 2023

  • New WFP chief Cindy McCain warns of funding crunch in fight against hunger
  • $6.9 billion needed to rebuild cultural sector in Ukraine: UNESCO
  • Climate change accelerates rise in mosquito-transmitted diseases: WHO
When a missile struck her home in Ukraine, two-year-old Lisa lost the use of her legs. Now she is on the road to recovery, thanks to her parents.

Child deaths hit ‘tragic milestone’ in Ukraine

Child casualties in Ukraine have hit a “tragic milestone”, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, as the UN human rights office (OHCHR) released its latest report on rising numbers of deaths and injuries in the country since Russia launched a full-scale invasion in February 2022.

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News in Brief 31 March 2023

  • UN rights chief deplores ‘shockingly routine’ violations in Ukraine
  • Türkiye, Syria aid response continues, food security under threat
  • Mozambique health crisis deepens in Cyclone Freddy aftermath